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Multiple complaints against Tauranga Boys’ College teacher span decades, prompt calls for independent inquiry

A Tauranga Boys' College teacher, Pinky Green, who resigned in 1988 following allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a student, had been the focus of...

Statutory manager appointed to newly opened Hamilton school

The Ministry of Education has placed Mangakōtukutuku College in Hamilton under the supervision of a limited statutory manager (LSM), Dr. Shane Edwards, due to...

Large number of new primary teachers lack basic maths and science qualifications – study

Recent research by the Institute of Economic Research reveals a concerning trend among newly appointed primary school teachers. The study, which analysed the school qualifications...

‘Charter schools to lift educational outcomes’ – Seymour

The upcoming Budget will include funding for up to 50 charter schools to help lift declining educational performance, Associate Education Minister David Seymour announced...

Top lawyer files complaint over compulsory teaching of tikanga Maori in law schools

A King's Counsel has lodged a formal complaint with the Government's Regulations Review Committee regarding a forthcoming requirement for compulsory tikanga Māori studies for...

Victoria University stalls free speech debate

Victoria University of Wellington has decided to postpone a scheduled debate on freedom of speech, citing worries that it might devolve into a platform...

School attendance restored as a priority in health advice

Refreshed health guidance released today will help parents and schools make informed decisions about whether their child needs to be in school, addressing one...

500+ Ministry of Education jobs to be cut

The Ministry of Education has unveiled plans to slash 565 jobs. Combined with reductions announced by Oranga Tamariki, today's total public sector job cuts exceed...

‘Attendance action plan’ to lift student attendance rates – Seymour

The Government is taking action to address the truancy crisis and raise attendance by delivering the attendance action plan, Associate Education Minister David Seymour...

Former deputy principal cleared of bullying allegations after lengthy legal battle

Yevette Williams, the former deputy principal of St Peter's School Cambridge, has been exonerated of allegations of bullying and harassment. However, the outcome comes three...

‘Challenging behaviours in New Zealand classrooms at critical levels’ – ERO

New research from the Education Review Office (ERO) has found that disruptive behaviour in New Zealand’s classrooms is worse than other countries, is a...

Guy Hatchard: Action to face the medical crisis can no longer be postponed

Government inquiries seldom change reality. Public submissions to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19 Lessons Learned are now closed and the Commissioners blandly note on...

Independent Reviewers appointed for School Property Inquiry

Education Minister Erica Stanford yesterday announced the appointment of three independent reviewers to lead the Ministerial Inquiry into the Ministry of Education’s School Property...

Families to receive up to $75 a week help with ECE fees

Hardworking families are set to benefit from a new credit to help them meet their early childcare education (ECE) costs, Finance Minister Nicola Willis...

Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana reveals he was sexually abused at boarding school

Earl Spencer, Diana, Princess of Wales's younger brother, disclosed in his memoir that he was sexually abused by a female staff member at Maidwell...

Inquiry announced into school property

The Government will conduct a Ministerial Inquiry to address problems with the school property system where the scope of property works planned was unrealistic...

Luxon delivers ‘State of the Nation’ speech

Luxon delivered the speech today in Auckland In his inaugural 'State of the Nation' speech, PM Christopher Luxon outlined a comprehensive plan he claims will...

‘New school year starts with focus on students’ success’ – Stanford

As schools start back for 2024, Education Minister Erica Stanford says there will be a relentless focus on ensuring students are achieving at school. “It’s...

David Seymour: State of the Nation 2024

Full text and video of ACT Party leader David Seymour's 'State of the Nation 2024' speech delivered this morning. https://youtu.be/AAB2KJCRpKo?si=OJldpJnM8RTjH2IE Introduction Good morning, fellow New Zealanders. Today I’d...

‘Disappointed’ hero student barred from overseas trip

Amy Law was barred from a school trip to Greece by Long Bay College due to concerns over her mental state following a traumatic...

‘Mum, Dad, I’m bored!’ How to teach children to manage their own boredom these holidays

As the holidays progress, parents will no doubt be hearing a classic line from their kids: “I’m boooooored”. We all get bored from time to...

Harvard president resigns amid plagiarism scandal

With allegations piling up, Claudine Gay accused her opponents of racism as she stepped down. Claudine Gay announced in a statement on Tuesday that she...

‘Low school attendance rates disappointing’

Data released today for Term 3 2023 show that despite the previous government’s hollow promises of bold actions, New Zealand school attendance rates remain...

First steps of 100-day plan for education: ‘removing distractions and teaching the basics brilliantly’

Today the Government has introduced changes to ensure all children get a world-leading education, with all primary and intermediate students to be taught an...

France’s teachers can’t do their job for fear of upsetting Muslim students

Nudity in a classic painting has triggered accusations of Islamophobia in a suburban Paris school. A teacher in suburban Paris is being accused of Islamophobia...

Disestablishment of Te Pūkenga begins

The Government has begun the process of disestablishing Te Pūkenga as part of its 100-day plan, Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills Penny Simmonds...

Study shows need to remove distractions in class

The Government is committed to lifting school achievement in the basics and that starts with removing distractions so young people can focus on their...

PISA results show urgent need to teach the basics – Standford

With 2022 PISA results showing a decline in achievement, Education Minister Erica Stanford is confident that the Coalition Government’s 100-day plan for education will...

UK to advise that schoolboys be allowed to dress as girls – The Times

Under new guidance, children will be able to choose pronouns and wear opposite-sex uniforms, the newspaper has said. UK school pupils should be able to...

Harvard ranked ‘worst’ US university for free speech

Harvard ranked dead last in the newly released FIRE rankings. The oldest institution of higher learning in the US is also the worst when it...

Why are intelligent people so easily tricked?

'As a rule, I have found that the greater brain a man has, and the better educated, the easier it has been to mystify...

Hands off our children

When truancy becomes an act of self defence. It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right...

Harvard scientist faked honesty studies – scholars

Business professor Francesca Gino’s colleagues are reportedly reexamining their work with her. Harvard University business administration professor Francesca Gino has been placed on leave after...

The Decline and Fall of the University

Since retiring from the university, several people have asked if I miss it. I tell them I miss what it was, but not what it...

Watch: Luxon says National is ‘deeply committed to climate change’ and ‘NDC 2030 targets’

The leader of the opposition also said his party was committed to 'Zero Carbon 2050'. Luxon was interviewed by Anna Burns-Francis on TVNZ's Breakfast show...

‘Truancy crisis’ – ACT wants to spot fine parents

ACT Leader David Seymour and Education spokesperson Chris Baillie have today proposed a range of solutions to deal with New Zealand’s truancy crisis, including...

Hipkins intervenes in schools Shakespeare Festival row

Funding for the annual Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival was cancelled recently by Creative NZ. The decision led to an outcry on social media. DTNZ first...

‘A canon of imperialism’ – Creative NZ cancels funding for schools Shakespeare festival

The Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival has been running for about 30 years and receives around $30,000 in funding from Creative NZ each year. But not...

Watch: Mum exposes ‘radical sex education materials’ in daughter’s school

Family First NZ Founder Bob McCoskrie interviewed the mum of an 11-year-old girl who received graphic material from her teacher. One of the big story's...

Watch: School Board stops dad from reading high school library book at public meeting because of ‘pornographic content’

Florida father Bruce Friedman was about to read the contents of a book in the Fleming Island High School library when his microphone was...

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